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SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years (2003-2013)
SLQ anthology SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years (2003-2013)

Get the Best of the First Ten Years of SmokeLong now! Our print anthology is available at Matter Press, featuring 56 writers and the first 40 issues of SmokeLong Quarterly!

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Susquehanna Blessing by C.A. Cole Susquehanna Blessing by C.A. Cole, August 18, 2014

In first grade the twenty of us went on an excursion to a local park near the river, girls in green uniforms, boys in black pants and white shirts, lined up like Madeleine traipsing through Paris. Our dark heads in a row punctuated by Kathy Dombroski's shiny blonde hair. We bobbled down the slate sidewalks of Owego, past Lenore's house where her father's ashes sat on the mantel, to the small boat launch.

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SmokeLong Quarterly
Issue Forty-Four Issue Forty-Four (June 23, 2014): Flicker by Erin Armstrong «» Fumigation Day by JR Fenn «» White Smoke by Matthew Fogarty «» PUNK by Claire Rudy Foster «» Everything You Are Doing Right Now Is Stupid by Richard Hackler «» Farrah Fawcett, Guardian of Highway Bridge Abutments by Joe Kapitan «» Ikechi by Jay Merill «» Jimmy O'Jimmy by Vincent Poturica «» From the Diary of Your Unlived Life by Andrew Ridker «» In Which a Truck Driver Parked at a Rest Stop Outside of La Grange Experiences Trauma-Related Erectile Dysfunction by Vincent Scarpa «» The Drive by Gabrielle Sierra «» Junior in the Tunnels by Bud Smith «» Cane Pole by Claudia Smith «» The Archetype by Tori Telfer «» Bravado by Girija Tropp «» Interviews: Erin Armstrong «» JR Fenn «» Matthew Fogarty «» Claire Rudy Foster «» Richard Hackler «» Joe Kapitan «» Jay Merill «» Vincent Poturica «» Andrew Ridker «» Vincent Scarpa «» Gabrielle Sierra «» Bud Smith «» Claudia Smith «» Tori Telfer «» Girija Tropp «» Cover Art by Karen Prosen «» Letter From the Editor

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Matthew Brennan Matthew Brennan is a writer, editor, translator, and blogger from the Pacific Northwest. His fiction has earned a variety of awards and fellowships, and more than sixty of his short stories and literary translations have appeared in journals such as SmokeLong Quarterly, Emerge Literary Journal, The Citron Review, The Los Angeles Review, Two Lines, and Superstition Review. He earned his MFA in fiction from Arizona State University. Online, Matthew can be found at matthewbrennan.net or @MatthewBrennan7. He will read stories submitted to SmokeLong August 18-24.

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Alex Kafka Artist Spotlight: Alexander C. Kafka January 22, 2014

This is part of an intermittent series of interviews with the artists who illustrate the wonderful stories we publish. Here, art editor Ashley Inguanta chats with Alexander C. Kafka, a photographer, journalist, and composer in Bethesda, Maryland.

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